brings out the light"
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VoJ. I Mo. I Roosevelt Junior ' College, West Palm Bmdi, Florida
ROOSEVELT J. C. CLOSES SUCCESSFUL YEAR
Early in the term, the freshman
class met in the cafetorium to
elect the president of the student
body. Everyone was excited and
full of anxiety with no one actually
knowing his fellow students too
well. The group nominated several
persons. . Through the process of
secret ballot, the student body
unanimously elected Alfred New-
bold as the first president of the
student body of Roosevelt Junior
Mr. Newbold was a member of
the class of 1953 of Roosevelt High
School, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
He is now working as one of the
youngest carpenters in this city
and is also studying in the field
After graduating from the
Roosevelt Junior College, Mr. New-
bold plans to attend Florida A&M
University in Tallahassee.
jftt Be Occupied 'Next Spring
Under the competent leadership
of its president, Mr. Britton G.,
Sayles, Roosevelt Junior College
closes a successful year.
The college family, having worked
hard to meet the challenge of its
new responsibility, looks forward
to the school opening next Spring,
when it occupies the new building
which is : now under construction.
(See photo to the left)
«i Opening Social
Mrs. Maxine Mitchell "topped"
eight candidates to become Home-
coming Queen of Roosevelt Junior
College in the fall election.
Mrs. Mitchell is a graduate of
Union Academy, Bartow, Florida.
She represented her school by rid-
ing in the Roosevelt High School's
annual homecoming parade. She
was dressed in red and white* tem-
porary school colors. Her attend-
ants were Loretta Martin and
Annie Alford, whose costumes were
also red and white.
Mrs. Mitchell plans to be an Ele-
mentary Education teacher. She
has the honor of being the first
Homecoming Queen of Roosevelt
An Orientation Social was given
for the students of Roosevelt Jun-
ior College during the week of
September, 1958. This social was
held in the High School gymna-
sium. The entertainment featured
an assortment of musical selections,
including popular and classical
tunes,, played on Hi-Fidelity rec-
ords, featuring platters of "Bands
From All The Lands." During the
interim of the Get-Acquainted So-
cial, refreshments were served. The
menu included cookies and punch.
A pink and blue scheme was car-
ried out in the decorations and
the refreshment table was ar-
ranged in white and green, with
The young men and coeds were
dressed in Semi-Formal attire with
white identification tags attached.
Highlighting the occasion were
waltzs and stroll numbers . The
affair is to be long remembered by
the lassies and lads of Roosevelt
Malissa Y. Nelson
We, the students of Roosevelt
Junior College, in order to reveal
sound judgement, skill and an Un-
derstanding of current affairs, and
to play our part in the present day
complicated political, economic and
and social activities around us, do
ordain and establish this constitu-
tion for the student body.
The constitution includes eight
articles governing students, their
offices and the execution of duties
ef officers, culminating with the
oath of office. Before a student ac-
cepts or executes an office he shall
take the following affirmation:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm)
that I will faithfully execute the
office of (office) of the Roosevelt
Junior College, and will, to the best
of my ability, preserve, proteet, and
defend the constitution of the
Roosevelt Junior College.
R. M. Goshia
"Study to show thyself approved
of God. A workman that needeth
not to be ashame rightly dividing
the word of truth." II Timothy
Proposed Programs if .Studb
Mrs. Gloria Carter becomes the
first registrant of Roosevelt
The curricula listed below are
offered by Roosevelt Junior College
to serve a variety Of individual
These curricula are des-'gned to
cover the first two years of a typi-
cal college program in liberal arts, ■
business administration and/cr
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education and business.
General Education Curriculum
Pre-Medicine or Pre-Dental
General Business ' -',
What is the Community College?
Roosevelt Junior College is a
two-year. College dedicated to the
service of the people o$ Palm Beach-
County. It was established under
the authority of the State of Flor-
ida and the Board of Public In-
struction of Palm Beach County,
primarily to fulfill the educational:,
needs of those students living with-
in, this area. »
What is the College's Eeponsibility
To the Community?
Your Community College believes
that higher education should be
available for all students who can
profit from its offering. From ex-
perience, we know that our stu-
dents will be of all ages and have
a variety of personal educational
needs. We also know that the com-
munity as a whole has needs which
are fundamental to its successful
existence. Accordingly, it then be-
comes our obligation to offer as
many opportunities for specialized
training as practicable. At the
same time we must help all of out 1
students, regardless of personal
career plans, to become contribu-
ting and responsible members of
■ i'the- 'community .
^Wtiatris^e ^College's Reponsibility
^ To 'the indents?
|%r'iihe younger student looking
ahead ; to completing a degree from
a four-year college or professional
school, "the college offers the first
two years of undergraduate work
in courses which parallel those of
the four-year institutions.
For those students who are seek-
ing job competence in the one or
two years they plan to spend afe
. Roosevelt Junior College, there is
a choice of several terminal pro-
Older students, without refer-
ence to their previous training, may
find themselves at a career point
where additional training will im-
prove then earning power or pre-
pare theni for new employment.^
Thus' Roosevelt Junior College
opened its doors in September,
Quotation - mm
A student who daily realizes how
much he has yet to leant, but for*
gets not what he . has already
learned, he is' a lover of learning.
— Confucious. ' « : *
Bible Verse and Quotation pre-
„ : sented by Rey. P.^J. Yancy
Editors chief :fp^_'[ '* ...
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Featiir^Tliitor i? §J&_J ^V;*"*— *~- V\
Social Editor ......A . " L: . """■} '
Sports Editor '"..:.- —-———-——.
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„ Homer L. Eatt_
...... Sfialissa Nelsjn . '
.. Alaveta TownserTa
... Milton Strickland
— - Annie Alofrd
Betty e Northern
Archie Lee Holmei
Mrs. C. B. Bridwel]
Mr. C. McLendon ■
w »2rS* "about the best wa y l know to de?8 lop insght into life
™7]-2?/f ct f'- ^\ you bcgin t0 stu ^ tlie P e °P fe ™nd you,
5i£\ !l e T, beile f th the !? r f. ace - Ever ^ hour a ™ «Wfflds writing
develops his skdl and sympathetic perception."
We are making history in edu-
cation in this city, and the eyes of
the world are upon us. Compre-
hension of the nature and respon-
sibilities of modern life and ma-
tured capacities for understanding
current affairs are expected of us.
! There are some potential talents
■of one kind or another in all of us,
and fortunately Roosevelt Junior
College is at hand, otherwise for
some, our useful human values
would remain submerged within
Our aim is to take a step toward
leadership and academic achieve-
ments. To accomplish our goal we
must apply ourselves.
President, Student Council
Martin's Northwood Market
— Prime Choice Meats —
— Sea Food — Poultry —
r" 1 Comer L. Martin, Prop,
% 424 Northwood Ave,
West Palm Beach, Florida
. 1. Iconoclastic — eye-fero-o-klass-
tic: Habitually mocking- and refus-
ing to conform to. I
2. Recalcitrant — re-kaf-si-tr'nt;
Wilful, uncooperative, unruly.
3. Atheist — ay-thee-M: One
who rejects the concept of" a su-
4. Corroborate — ko-robb-er-ayt :
To make a statement whicrb eon-
firms or strengthens a statement'
someone else ha3 made.
5. Castigate — cass-ti-gate^ To-
RJC Alumni Chorus
The Roosevelt Alumni ChoBus
will present a musical concert in.
Roosevelt High School Auditorium, .
Monday might, May 18, 1959, at
The chorus is under the direc-
tion of Mrs. M. G. Gilliam, music
department of Roosevelt High
It is wi(3i genuine pleasure that
we the Alumni Chorus welcome
you to sfert our first fcolorfM"
NeW and Old
STEVENS FLOWER SHOP
—Say It With Flowers—
1813 Tamarind Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida
A, Stevens, Proprieter
Phone TE 2-5778
Home of Fine Food
513 Sapodilla Ave.
West Palm Beach, Florida
MC BROTHERS DRY CLEANERS
FLANDERS* DYE WORKS
Jay McDaniel, Owner
2121 North Dixie
West Palm Beach, Florida
Phone TE 2-5634
Presidents Messafe-; 1 ' Editorial
In the name of higher education,
I greet the patrons and friends of
Jtoosevelt Junior College and ex-
press my appreciation for the op-
portunity to serve as an instrument
in a program cf extended education
to all. I highly commend the fore-
sight of those who visioned such
educational opportunities. I con-
gratulate the young men and wom-
en who have seized the chance to
learn, for fully do we realize that
education makefh a well informed
citizenry. Society today is calling
for a thinking people and people
■must learn to think for themselves
and to think wisely and well.
May this, your first issue of
The Inquirer, lead to a fruitful pub-
I solicit the help, cooperation,
.and forces of each of you as we
-work dilligently for the greatest
.good for the greatest number.
BRITTON G. SAYLES
New and old students get to-
gether. Seated in front 1HJ£ to.
right: Mrs. Bertha Bates, Wffliam
Vann Daughtry and Mis. Con
2021 Spruce Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida
Open 24 Hours— Wash 25c-Dry 10c
atxa<3oao<30( X )0(30t30cqoPo wx.KXX ! t)C
With the spirit and the thought
-cf giving in their hearts, the stu-
dent body of Roosevelt Junior Col-
lege enjoyed a most delightful even-
ing at its first Christmas party.
The background was one fit for
+ he occasion. There were Xmas
"tress representing both the High
School and Junior College.
Although Santa wasn't there,
■e^h student was surprised with a
gift. How? By means of a grab
"bsg. of course. Boy! Were we sur-
A BETTER ONE '•
Once an upoised, carefree idler;
My thoughts were often on the
Time, unlirnited was fun.
Oh. but I could be a better one]
Now I have put off slothful
Replaced them with work su-
While working, playing, think-
I have no time for idle dreams.
$if Mrs. Lulu Baldwin, Prop.
*# 702 North West 2nd St.
Delray Beach,. Florida
Phone CR 6-7580
Now, as never before^men w i
women of superior abiliR^ and ad-
vanced training are in gwsat de-
mand. A revelation of shortages
in "both professiona 1 and scientific
fields have focused attention on
the acute need for well trained men
and women. "Business strongly
prefers the college graduate."
Although most of the noticeable
increases in educated talent have
come in the fields of science and
technology, there has also been ■ a
creditable increase in the demand
for men of high training in mana-
gerial or administrative positions.
Dr. John W. Gardner, president of
the Carnegie Corporation of New
York, states that public adminis-
tration at all levels has shown the
same leaning toward highly
"Today the man with a degree
is taking over every central and
significant activity in our society."
Since there has been such an in-
creased demand for educated tal-
ent, the role of our colleges and
universities has taken on new em-
phasis and new importance.
Even though specialization foi
certain purposes of government
rcrnc-3, and business is advisabk
and nscessarv, rur complex rapidly
changing and adapting society calk
also for men and wrmen with £
general education which will enabk
them to see and cope with largei
relationships: "which will enabk
them to survive the ups and downs
of specific demand, and yet adap
themselves to changing situations
Congratulations to members o
the staff who are responsible fo:
this publication. As we look at th;
School Year 1958-59 in retrospect
it becomes evident that many his
toric events have taken place. Th<
establishment of Roosevelt Junio:
College is of special significanci
for all of us. The Junior College, ii
our modern society, represent!
more than a promise for the fu
ture. It is a vital present-da]
reality, a vigorous institution
Throughout the country an in
creasing number of students atteni
community colleges in or near thei
Roosevelt Junior <SoDege is j
Community College designed to
meet the needs of youth and adult;
in Palm Beach County and sur
rounding areas. Take advantage o
the opportunity; yours is a gloriou
future ; make every minute of ever;
Yours for Success,
PAUL W. BUTLER,
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One of the gayest affairs held
at Roosevelt Junior College was
the Valentine - Orientation Ball.
This party was given to welcome
the. new students who enrolled the
Students played various games
and engaged in dancing and re-
freshments. Mrs. M. T. Holliday,
Physical Education Instructor at
the College, made pictures of the
class and faculty.
The new members received words
of welcome from the college pres-
ident. Mr. B. G. Sayles; dean-re-
gistrar, Mr. P. W. Butler; and our
class president, Mr. Alfred New-
On the night of May 24, 1959,
Roosevelt Junior College presented
its first formal dance. This fabu-
lous affair began at 9 :00 P. M. and
lasted until 1:15 A. M. During
those moments of enchantment,
many persons who were not known
for dancing, were swaying to mus-
ic played by Tiny Ferguson and
the Royal Shieks. Many new
faces were seen as guests of the
students came in. Some of the
guests were from out of town.
The decoration committee had
worked hard and faithfully and
their efforts were rewarded, for
the gym was indeed a beautiful
sight. Tt had the suggestion of a
tropical paradise in the moonlight.
As everyone danced away the
time he was taken by the gay
tropical mood. And as everyone
left, compliments could be heard
everywhere. It was evi>nt that
everyone had enjoyed himself at
GUTHRIE'S SMART SHOPPE
437 Northwood Rd.
Across from May's
Ladies Clothing — Fabrics
Half Sizes, Patterns, Dresses
518 Northwood Ave.
Phone TE 2-0303
West Palm Beach, Florida
WRIGHTS BEAUTY SALON
Hair Growing and Hair Styling
2010 Spruce Avenue
Phone TE 3-0630
Roosevelt Junior College stu-
dents found themselves in the
maze of humor, cowboys, music
and drama of T. V. Land as pre-
sented on the Delta Sigma Theta's
annual Jabberwock on March 13,
A short skit based on "Our
Miss Brooks" was presented by
the college students and received
a rousing round of applause. Al-
though the skit was non-compsti-
tive, many critics expressed the
opinion that it was superbly char-
The cast consisted of Claudia
Williams as Miss Brooks, Betty
Whitten as Mrs. Davis, Dan Mc-
Duffy as Walter and Vann Daugh-
try as Boynton.
A College Education
When I was a boy not so high,
I dreamed that upon an Educa-
tion I could rely,
To reach for the sky was my
I would not fail, no not ever.
I'd comprehend knowledge in
An become master of all I sur-
Love is the earth's sweet sand
That was molded by God's own
Love is the breath that he blew,
And from it man was made new.
Love is that radiant light,
Which gives forth to man
Its wonderful glories of night,
Love is that feeling that
God alone can give,
A truly magnificent purpose for
man to live.
A Biology Class at Work
With consideration given to ex-
tra-class activities, the faculty and
students met and organized the
following clubs which were re-
quested by the student body :
(1) The SNEA which is an or-
ganization formulated for all
students who plan to become
teachers. The elected officers of
the SNEA are: President. Mrs. Al-
veta Townsend, Vice President,
Claudia Williams, Secretary, Mrs.
Bettv Dawson, Reporter, Mr. Mil-
ton Strickland, Chaplain, Reverend
P. J. Yancy, Treasurer, Mr. Dolph
Fells and the sponsor, Mrs. C. B.
(2^ Dramatics, Science, Business
and Social Seience Clubs were also
organized. The Science Club is un-
der the sponsorship of Mr. John
Powell, Jr. The Business Club is
under the direction of Mr. E. Ves-
sel. The Social Science Club will
be under the direction of Mr. C.
(3) The Chorus was organized
under the direction of Mrs. Gil-
liam. This group began with great
spirit and co-operation.
The following clubs will be or-
ganized in the future: 1. Spanish
Club, Mathematics Club, Physical
Education Club and any other clubs
in which students express an in-
terest and evidence a need.
Secretarial Student, Pat Wil-
liams, 18, went numb with aston-
ishment upon hearing herself ac-
claimed Miss Sacremento. She is
the first Negro ever to wear the
local crown. Miss Williams now
asTrires to the Miss California and
Miss America titles, . ..
On Their Way
The following students are on
their way to class: Left to right —
Mrs. Minnie Home, Eddis Ree
Jones, Homer C. Battle, Mrs. Max-
ine Mitchell, Lillian McKinney,
A Roving Reporter
Mrs. Townsend : "Our first for-
mal was a success."
Mrs. Gilliam: "Simple, but uni-
que. Very pretty."
A high school senior: "I hope
our prom is carried out as nice-
A guest: "Pretty decorations;
pretty girls, and the food! um!
The Dean: "An outstanding so-
Mr. McLendon: "The gayest af-
fair of the year."
Mrs. Goshia: "Excellent!"
—Hamburgers and Hot Dogs—
"With All The Trimmings
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Mays, Prop.
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Miss Malissen Nelson receives from Mrs. Smith, secretary of RHS,
the fir.it Application Blank to be filed with the Junior College.
FREMAC'S Clothes For Men
412 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, Florida
STEVENS FUNERAL HOME
1803 N, Tamarind Avenue
West Palm Beaeh, Florida
Phone TE 3-5526
R. H. Stevens, L. F. D.
Eugene Stevens, L. F. D.
Delray Beach, Florida
Phone CR 6-6006
These future Business Leaders
of America have as their officers:
President, Homer L. Battle ; Vice
President, Ada Johnson; Secre-
tary, Louise King ; Asht. Secretary,
Betty Dawson ; Treasurer, Bertha
Bates; Business Manager, Annie
Alford; Chaplain, Mary Brown;
Reporter, Isabella Brown; Sponsor,
Roosevelt J. College
In RHS Annual
On Sunday, December 19, 1958,
three students of Roosevelt Junior
College participated in the Christ-
mas Program sponsored by the
Music Department of Roosevelt
Those participating were: Alza-
Iee Colbert, Lilla McKinney and
Betty e Northern.
FLORENCE'S BEAUTY SHOP
Mrs. Florence Holloman, Prop.
119, North West 7th Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida
Prone CR 6-4984
401 Rosemary Avenue
1200 Sapodilla Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida
: ■ ... .
Say It With Songs
A college education is "So Fine"
that after one has earned a degree
in his chosen field he has "No Re-
grets", in fact he has "Personal-
ity". Although Mathematics 102 is
not what we expected, we "Need It
I am confident that "No Matter
What You Are" the instructors
will "Be Ever Wonderful". Look
around and you can tell "It's Just
A Matter of Time" before the Jun-
ior College building is "Available."
I know the term paper in Biol-
ogy gave you an ''Imitation of
Life," but "It's All in the Game."
Not getting personal, but did
"Smoke Get in Your Eyes" after
the Semester grades were mailed ?
You can tell by the Spring pro-
menade that the man was wrong
about "Everybody's Doing The Cha
Cha Cha" but I go along with the
spirit that everybody wants to
"Cha, Cha, Cha";-
The staff and sponsors of- The
Inqulirer extend appreciation to. Mr.
Joseph Orr for taking pictures of
our various activities. _''.'-. _vC -
WHITEY'S AUTO SUPPLY
I : ; §12 .North wood Ave.-
Auto Parts. 'and Accessories
;/West Palm B.each, Florida
.mHIMi.W I M IBI l im — l — lllll !!■
To LoQk^h^B«%-Get The Best
C ARs6r|%;BE AUTY - SALON
■917 - Atlantic Avenue
-Riviera Beach, "Florida
The purpose of the Roosevelt
Junior College Dean's List is to
commend officially those full-time
students whose grades are "B" av-
erage, 3.0 or over.
Commendation is given also to
the students who are part-time but
who earn a quality point average of
On The Faculty
During the present school term,
faculty members have attended
many significant conferences and
educational forums in and out of
Mr. B. G. Sayles, president, at-
tended the Principals' Conference
at Bethune-Cookman College dur-
ing the month of October. He at-
tended the Florida Council of In-
stitutions of Higher Learning held
in St. Petersburg during the fall
and in Daytona Beach during the
spring. He also attended the FSTA
in Tampa in April.
Mr. P. W. Butler, Dean-Regis-
trar, attended the Teacher Educa-
tion Advisory Council when it met
at Bethune-Cookman in Daytona
Beach, and when it met at Florida
A&M University in Tallahassee.
He attended, also, the meeting of
the National Association of Col-
legiate Deans and Registrars
March 18-20, 1959, at Southern
University, Baton Rouge, La.
Mr. C. McLendon served as con-
sultant at the recent FSTA.
Mrs. Mary Holliday and Mrs.
C. B. Bridwell attended the Florida
Guidance Conference at Florida
A&M University in February.
Members of the faculty are fre-
quently called upon to give com-
munity services. This they willing-
3.0 or over.
Reading for left to right: Mis
Gladys Rich is an honor studen
(part-time) ; Mrs. Aleveta Towi
send and Mrs. Bettye Dawson ai
the two students who made th
Pres. B. G. Sayles of Roosevel
Junior College is shown receivin
from J. A. French, a check for
one year scholarship to be awarde
to a worthy student at the colleg
Mr. French is agent for the Can
lina Home Life Ins. Co. Others i
the picture- are: Miss Marg:
Chandler, Carolina Home Agen
and Roosevelt Dean-Reg. Paul "V
The Best In
"The best in the world"—
That's a title that's meant
To fit you, dear Mother,
One hundred per cent.
And if wishes for, joy
Just come true, you can bet
That the "best in the world"
Is the kind that' you'll get.
There's no one like you-.
No Mother quite so v&ue,
No one who. . seeths -to; -know and
care ^jS;^^ ; -^-. -
In quite the m& you do. ■ .,
Many happy mi prompT^-t'his
message sent to say
That there's much, love' within
. this heartfelt sprayer : ■
"May God bless you abundentiy,
And keep you in his. care."
Bettye Jene Northern
The following dictionary is d
signed to help outlanders spes
more precisely during their visit i
Charleston, South Carolina:
^ ABODE — wooden plank.
BEACKON — meat from a pi
often eaten with a-igs for brak
COAT — where they got th;
jedge an' all, i.e., "Stannup for hi
zoner coats in session."
HOT — '-. internal organ whii
beats wh^n the hand strikes i
"Dixie." "' -.
SEX — one less than seven, fcs
less than eh-et, three less th;
noine, foe less than tin.
TIN SIN STOW — the i oive ai
doime. ' .-■.-... ..
— Your. Home Away From Home
140 Northwest 7th Ave.
Delray Beach, Florida ' I
Phone CR 6-9184